The Earl Marriott Mariners spent a year trying to make amends for a B.C. semifinal loss last season to the Semiahmoo Totems. They arrived at their moment Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final: Mariners set their compass towards perfection, topple Van Tech en route to golden destination

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — There is winning and then there is what the Earl Marriott Mariners did to the competition these past four days  at Langley Events Centre.

The Abbotsford Christian Knights found a way to be their best when it mattered most Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
The Van Tech Talismen got past Burnaby's Moscrop Panthers in four sets Friday in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships at the LEC. On Saturday, they go looking to become the first Vancouver city team to win the sport's highest-tiered boys provincial volleyball title. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Volleyball Final 4: Top-seeded Mariners, Talismen keep appointed rounds with Saturday title date booked

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — It will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the final game of the high school boys volleyball season on Saturday night at Langley Events Centre.

Lake Country's George Elliott Coyotes celebrate a trip to Saturday's B.C. senior boys Double A volleyball title game following a semifinal win Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AA Volleyball Final 4: Coyotes, Knights vanquish foes, set sights on a Saturday battle for gold at LEC

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY — It promises to be a historic night on Saturday when Lake Country’s George Elliot Coyotes and the Abbotsford Christian Knights square off in the AA final of the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championship.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears, seeded eighth in the AAA field at the Kahunaverse B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball championships get their toughest test of the week as they play No. 1 Earl Marriott on Friday for berth to that evening's Final Four at the LEC. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 2 BC Boys Volleyball: Eight of top nine AAA seeds head to Friday quarters, AA’s Lightning-Knights semi a reprise of 2017 final

By Gary Ahuja (Special to VarsityLetters.ca) LANGLEY —A dozen teams’ dreams of a championship banner are still alive at the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Senior Boys Volleyball Championships.

The two-time defending B.C. Double A champion Langley Christian Lightning picked up right where they left off Wednesday on the opening day of the B.C. senior boys volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at the B.C. Boys Volleyball championships: AAA Marriott, AA Langley Christian open with a flourish

By Gary Ahuja, Special to VarsityLetters.caLANGLEY — No. 1 ranked through the course of the regular season, Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners, made their mark hold true as the 2018 Kahunaverse Sports B.C. Volleyball Championships opened a four-day run Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

Burnaby South's Cameron Fung (left) and Bryan Jhutti combine for a block against Surrey's Elgin Park Orcas during the UBC Mizuno Invitational earlier this season. The Rebels have qualified for the B.C. senior boys AAA championships for the first time in 16 seasons. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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A volleyball vow! Burnaby South’s Rebels make good on pledge to make B.C.’s as seniors, snapping school’s 16-year drought in the process

BURNABY — The last time a high school team from Burnaby South Secondary came to the Langley Events Centre, it left with arguably the biggest prize in all of B.C. high school sports.

Van Tech head coach Aaron Lock has his senior boys Talismen sitting at No. 2 in the B.C. senior boys Triple A volleyball rankings as the team competes at this week's Lower Mainland championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Van Tech volleyball 2018: Talismen’s biggest goal? Getting a chance to deliver VanCity’s first-ever top-tiered B.C. boys title

VANCOUVER — When Aaron Lock and Ken Li graduated from Van Tech Secondary back in 2000, their student-athlete resume was not filled with the adventures that come with B.C. championship medal-presentation ceremonies.

Nanaimo's Dover Bay Dolphins and Victoria's Oak Bay Barbers clashed back in September at the UBC Mizuno Invitational. Dover Bay hangs tough at No. 12 in the boys Triple A B.C. rankings, while Oak Bay (green) moves up to No. 3. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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11.13.18 edition: B.C. senior boys AAA and AA volleyball rankings

LANGLEY — Triple A’s significant change this week is swap between Oak Bay and Claremont after the Barbers upset the Spartans in the final of the Greater Victoria playoffs (18-16 in the deciding set).

The Penticton Lakers dropped three spots in the rankings this week but are still amongst the Top 10 teams in B.C.senior boys AAA volleyball. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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11.06.18 B.C. senior boys volleyball: Triple A ranking expands to Top 20, Double A to Sweet 16 as playoffs begin

LANGLEY — As the second season dawns in B.C. boys high school volleyball, the provincial rankings have expanded to reflect the size of the respective fields at upcoming provincial championships, including the B.C. AA and AAA championships set to run Nov 28-Dec. 1 at the Langley Events Centre. The B.C. Boys Single A tournament runs […]